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Predatory Publishing

Help with vetting suspicious emails

Email Assessment Tool

This is decision-making tool that empowers scholars to analyze emails from publishers, editors, and other solicitors and decide whether they are reputable or predatory.

Courtesy of Lopez, E., & Gaspard, C.. (2018, November 14). Email Assessment Tool (Version 1). figshare.

IP Address Blacklist Check

Verify spam invitations, made by email, text message, or telephone call, to submit manuscripts (eg, research papers or invited reviews) or attend conferences. Consider using the DNs Checker to check the internet Protocol of suspected spam.


Check to see who owns an IP Address.